Monday, January 4, 2010

Update and a New Recipe

I've been on the 500 calorie for 3 days and I'm down 4.8 pounds! I'm so excited. I really do LOVE this diet. The first couple of days have been a little rough because I did myself the disservice of stretching out my stomach these last couple of months...but it WAS fun. I really don't regret putting back on some pounds, because I truly let myself enjoy the holidays and all the yummies of the season...AND, it made me really ready to start dieting again. Enough about me...

Here is a recipe for those cold January days...

Beef and Cabbage Soup

3 ounces lean beef
2 cups beef broth
2 T. Bragg's
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. onion
1/4 t. thyme
1/4 t. rosemary
cayenne to taste
salt and pepper

Combine beef and spices in saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add cabbage and reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes or so. Add additional water or broth as needed. ***You can also substitute chicken and chicken broth.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

New Year...New Round. Knowing I was going to start a round with the new year, I have allowed myself to be ROTTEN the last few months. This round is surely needed. I am up a good ten pounds, and so is the hubby. We are ready though! We purchased a new scale that records weight in .2 increments, the food scale has new batteries, and my new tea is on the counter! Here we go....